Look at that darling face! This is the youngest daughter of our dear friends. Her name is Clara and she is just barely two. On Monday Clara was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer that has started to spread to other parts of her body. She is currently receiving radiation treatments two hours away from home and is expected to begin chemotherapy before the week is through.
Clara and my Oliver are the same age. In fact, when they were just wee babes her mother Natasha and I may or may not have arranged their marriage (remember that, Tash?). All week our little family has been praying for this sweet girl, her parents, extended family + the physicians who are tending her. And then I got to thinking about you and this space. I thought about the powerful force that the Internet can be for good. It's not merely here to inspire us with lovely images, tutorials and DIY's. It's here for babies like Clara who need prayers from the faithful. It's here so Clara's parents can feel the love + support of so many who are rooting for them. The Internet is here so that we can comfort those that stand in need of comfort.
I'm asking that of you today. Please-pray for Clara. Pray that her tiny body can handle and respond to the treatments she is receiving. Pray that her parents will feel the love that is being sent their way. Pray for her three older brothers and older sister-that they will feel love and comfort too.
There has been a fund set up in Clara's name. If you're able, I know her family would appreciate your donation.
You can read updates on Clara's progress from her faithful mother right here on her blog.
Thank you, dears.